Creative Writing - Beginners

This course will be delivered online.

This course will introduce you to the basic elements of creative writing. You will find the space, and given encouragement, to start your writing journey, wherever it will take you.

Course Content

Course Content
• What is creative writing?
• Freeing your descriptive powers by observing the world around you
• Using your memory and life as a source
• What kind of stories do you want to write? Explore your writer's voice
• A look at structure and the arc of a story
• The different types of character and the part they can play in your story
• The viewpoint of your story. Who is telling it?
• Free your linguistic powers with metaphor, simile, rhythm and pace
• The different genres of writing
• Navigating the seas of publishing.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Level 2 literacy (GCSE A*-C or equivalent)or above recommended for this course.

First Class Requirements

Pen and Paper

Attendance Requirements

Full attendance is recommended if you want to benefit to the maximum from this course.

Assessment Methods

Your progress and understanding will be assessed informally during discussion, group work and pair work as well as by question and answer sessions.

Further Study Options

Other writing courses at the college

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area at either site.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.